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VillageFest

Palm Canyon Drive between Baristo and Amado, Downtown, Palm Springs, CA
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Ranked #17 of 64 attractions in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Flea/ Street Markets
Description: The place to meet new friends is at this old-fashioned street fair with sidewalk performers, musicians, farmer's market, gifts and lots of food.
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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The stalls were interesting, but not exceptional vendors. Lots and lots of art, some fortune telling and great people watching. It's a great way to end an evening.

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Palm Springs, California
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128 reviews 128 reviews
22 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This street fair has it all. Food, shopping and tons of people. Bring your walking shoes and patience...sometimes it gets really crowded. Just fall into the style of Palm Springs and relax, take your time.

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Palm Springs
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A Palm Springs tradition - Thursday night stroll along Palm Canyon Drive, down the center of the street as the side curbs are filled with vendors [in pre-assigned spaces so you can always find them] with everything you can imagine, for sale; but all sale items must be handmade and pre-approved. It is a great way to spend an evening...food... More

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California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

OK - so it's not Disneyland but on a Thursday night in the middle of summer this is the most happening thing to do! Palm Canyon Dr. is closed off and many vendors, food stands, and artists line the street. All the stores also stay open late for the duration of the street faire 7-10pm. Bill's Pizza and Great Shakes... More

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Defiance, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A family of 5 truly enjoyed the Thursday evening Village Fest in downtown Palm Springs. Great street entertainment, wonderful atmosphere, yummy treats and food, plus much more to see. Parked in the free parking garage downtown. Highly recommend this weekly event when visiting the area.

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Brush, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This Festival happens every Thursday night in downtown Palm Springs. There is something for everyone. Artisans, Musician, Bakers, Vendors of all kinds including some of the most beautiful produce I've seen. We are moving to Palm Springs soon and look forward to a leisurely walk through downtown on Thursday nights. Wonderful stimuli for the senses.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Even in July people come out for this weekly fest. My favorite part was listening to the various musicians performing throughout. I admire their talent and their initiative. Would recommend just eating dinner at one of the restaurants there. I am not a food vendor fan anyway.

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Palm Springs, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you are looking for something to do on Thursday evenings...this is the event! it has something for everyone. Great food, excellent artisans. Music..Along with fresh and dried fruits. Any and everything! A must do! Locals and visitors alike!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I always include Thursday night in my visit so I can wander the VillageFest for treasures. Really cool street fair - food, crafts, people watching, shaved ice.

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dallas, texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
13 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After reading other's reviews about VillageFest we decided we would go. We were that last week and it is the down season in PS. I am sure there were vendors that weren't there. However, it was a fun place to walk around and look at local art. We heard some great curb side singers and some not so great, hehe.... More

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